Thursday, April 30, 2015

Thrift Style Thursday: Thrifting on Trend

Martyna's challenge this week was truly a challenge for me: "Create an outfit that rivals those seen in current magazines." It's just vague enough to make it incredibly difficult, right?

Thrift Style Thursday: Thrifting on Trend

Never in my life have I been called trendy. Or if I have been, it was likely said mockingly behind my back. I was the girl whose pants were always too short. I was the teenager who decided bell bottoms and platform shoes were cool (this was not the general consensus at the time). I was the young adult who lived almost entirely in unisex t-shirts and jeans because I didn't know how to dress for my body shape and size.

Thrift Style Thursday: Thrifting on TrendThrift Style Thursday: Thrifting on Trend

It is only in recent years (i.e., post-weight-loss) that I've begun to pay fashion any mind whatsoever. Being the penny-pincher I am, I don't subscribe to any magazines though, much less fashion magazines, so I looked to the all-knowing Internet. I probably spent hours browsing Pinterest for current trends, looking at photos from the latest runway shows, searching through street style galleries. Still, I was left with no idea which direction to take this challenge.

Thrift Style Thursday: Thrifting on Trend

I went to every thrift store in the area searching for some inspiration and found none. In the end, I gave up on trying to be super trendy. I decided to simply show you what I wore on yesterday, an outfit I felt cute wearing, whether it's "right now" or "so last season."

Thrift Style Thursday: Thrifting on TrendThrift Style Thursday: Thrifting on Trend
Top: $2 thrifted // Pants: $4 thrifted // Shoes: $4 thrifted // Necklace: Granma's faux pearls
Tourmaline ring: $25 Etsy // Pink CZ studs: old, like from when I was a little girl


Do you think the other Thrift Style Thursday ladies are trendier than I am? Yeah, probably so. Click their pics below to go see their blogs, or the TST logo in the center will take you to our Facebook page.




13 comments:

  1. You thrifted in pink too, just like Andrea. So awesome! This looks great on you :)

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    1. Gah, not Andrea, Brittany! Sorry!

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    2. I thought the same thing when I saw her post - we match!

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  2. Haha, I don't buy magazines either - blogs and pinterest are my go-tos (though I did visit the Vogue website this week to check out trends). Most of my earlier years were spent being pretty untrendy/fashionable as well. I'm actually a firm believer that you should wear what you want when you want - and I totally would've want to be your best friend in flares and platforms :)

    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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    1. Absolutely! There are plenty of trends I ignore because I personally don't find them attractive/flattering/whatever. And there are plenty of times I wear stuff that's not on trend just because I want to. Who knows, maybe I'll wear something goofy and actually *start* a new trend with it!

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  3. I agree with Miche. Be yourself.

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  4. I remember being soooooo excited to find the widest leg jeans ever and proudly wearing them to high school. Was anybody else wearing them? Nope...and that made them all the better! :o)

    I can totally see why you felt cute in this outfit, because it IS cute! Your hair looks great too. Did you do something to make it wave? Sleep in braids? Or is that it's natural self?

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. My hair is naturally wavy, but also so thick and heavy that it usually weighs itself down. Once in a blue moon, I'll use some curl cream to encourage the curls. You know, on those days I feel like putting 5 minutes of effort into my hair instead of just braiding it or twisting it up in a bun. I am the epitome of lazy when it comes to my hair!

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  5. I would wear this! 100%. It's so feminine and pretty. I think my favourite part about fashion is when trends become a staple - they are something that you feel comfortable, sexy, bodacious, or whatever awesome adjective you feel. I love it even more when it means developing your own level of class. Style is about personality as much as it is about clothes. You wore this outfit, not the other way around, and I think that's the most important thing. :)

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    1. Thanks, Brittany! Of course, I wasn't the only one rocking pink and polka dots this week, so I think you may be a little biased. ;)

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  6. Cute outfit! Love the pink and polka dot combo ;) Great minds think alike, no? Brittany's look was equally as cute. Can't wait for next week!

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    1. Fiesta time!!! But first, siesta...

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